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In The Backyard

Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Christmas Tree Selection and Care

Posted by John Fulton -

With Thanksgiving bearing down upon us, it will soon be time for the Christmas Tree lots. For many families, the C hristmas Tree is the main symbol of the holidays. Several have gone to the artificial trees for convenie...

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Fall Clean Up

Posted by John Fulton -

Fall is definitely upon us, and we know the season coming next! While the weather is somewhat cooperative, it is time to take care of some of those final outside chores. At least you'll feel prepared when the weather turns cold, and the main gardening activity is watching your favorite gardening show on public television. Leaves have been one of the main clean-up items this...

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Fall and Winter Rose Care

Posted by John Fulton -

What an unusual year! That seems to be the understatement of the year. We haven't even had a killing frost in many locations yet as of November. The hosta foliage is golden, potted annuals are still thriving, peonies are just turning brown, and roses are still blooming. Following are the basics of rose care for fall and spring, but make sure you are dealing with dormant plants. This may mean yo...

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Fall Leaf Management

Posted by John Fulton -

Just when leaves were starting to look colorful, we were hit with the double whammy of wind and rain. With the weakened attachment of the leaf stems as leaf color changes, there are leaves on the ground everywhere. This brings up one of those age old questions "What do I do with all those leaves?" The simple answer is to give you t...

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